Mnet – Firefly and Ladybug by Black Ginger
Post production | animation | visual effects
Black Ginger received a Loerie Awards Craft Certificate for our work in this commercial and Mnet “Ladybug” in the animation category.
This production was a great challenge for us. We were asked to create 2 stereo 3D movie experience for MNET, which is to flight before the 3D movies. Shy The Sun were approached to be the directing company. We have collaborated with them several times in the past and this was the perfect project to push our combined creative energies. Producing 2 stories was an intense undertaking especially with the complexities involved.
Our 3D team modeled, animated and shaded all the characters using some great rendering techniques to achieve the filmic feel that would match the lighting and styling of the sets. Several layers of atmospherics were also generated, all of which had to be choreographed in the correct spacial depth to match the stereo plates.
Our compositing team dealt with the numerous challenges of compositing all the elements together in stereo as well as extending all the sets beyond the foreground trees. This was done using the 3d stereo camera within our compositing software, Nuke, and layering stereo pairs of trees into 3d space. We developed proprietary tools to generate volumetric rays in stereo in Nuke and used the invaluable tools in Ocula to correct many of the stereographic issues we faced.